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Tommy Gun Wizards #1

Tommy Gun Wizards #1

Written by Christian Ward
Art by Sami Kivelä
Colors by Christian Ward & Dee Cunniffe
Letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Edited by Daniel Chabon and Chuck Howitt
Published through Dark Horse Comics

Magic is illegal in this Prohibition Era mini-series featuring the writing debut of comic artist Christian Ward (Thor, Invisible Kingdom).

As Ward tells it:

“Eliot Ness and his team of Untouchables work overtime taking on dangerous criminals that hide in the seedy underbelly of 1930s Chicago. Except in this world, Al Capone isn’t dealing in alcohol, but in magic. With Lick, a drug that grants magical powers to anyone who ingests it, mobsters become wizards, ordinary men become monsters, and darker secrets than Ness can imagine lie at the heart of it all.”

The concept itself has merit:

The r...

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Dr. Horrible and other Horrible Stories

Stories by: Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon

Art by: Eric Canete, Farel Dalrymple, Jim Rugg, Scott Hepburn, Joëlle Jones, José Maria Beroy and Sara Soler

Colors by: Dave Stewart and Dan Jackson

Letters by: Nate Piekos of Blambot®

It doesn’t really seem like it’s been 10 (technically 11 now) years since Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. I would argue that this three-act wonder jumpstarted an entirely new business model for online entertainment.

This is the second edition of Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories. The first edition consisted of three previously digital-only stories: Captain Hammer: Be Like Me, Moist: Humidity Rising, Penny: Keep Your Head Up, plus the one-shot Dr. Horrible, and the story Evil League of Evil, all written by Zack Whedon...

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American Gods:The Moment of the Storm #1

Neil Gaiman is giving us more American Gods.

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Calamity Kate #1

Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Valentina Pinto
Letterer: Zakk Saam

Published by Dark Horse Comics

I’m going to start at the end of this issue. Writer/Co-Creator Magdalene Visaggio give a personal look at how Calamity Kate come from her need for “creative self-destruction.” I’m torn between wishing that missive had opened the book, and loving that it was at the end because it drastically changes how I looked at the rest of the story.

This is the story of Kate Strand, redefining herself. Recently divorced, she heads west and shows up on the doorstep of her former roommate, and best friend, in L.A.

The story is a poignant look at rebuilding a life from the ruins of abandoned bridges of the past. Oh, and monster killing.

The story in issue #1 is a bit disjointed, but...

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Starcraft Soldiers #1

Writer: Jody Houser & Andrew R. Robinson

Artist: Miguel Sepulveda

Letterer:  Steve Dutro

Publisher: Blizzard

Synopsis: Leiutenant  Shivani Singh has the grades, intelligence, and determination to have the best chance to quickly move to the top. But, she wants to be on the front lines of the Dominion. She quickly learns that being on the front lines facing the zerg is different from anything she already knows.

Review: What happens when writers Jody Houser and Andrew R. Robinson collaborate on  new comic series? You get the beginnings of what is sure to be an exciting adventure with a bit of emotional impact. While it’s about soldiers in space, it has the same feeling as a rookie cop show. This is not a criticism. In fact, this is what makes Starcraft Soldiers #1 so interesting...

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